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Friday, September 1st, 2017


Trump pushing for $6 billion in Harvey recovery funding

President Trump is requesting that nearly $6 billion be made available for the Harvey recovery process. The administration urged Congress on Thursday to approve and provide $5.95 billion for the initial response and recovery efforts related to the devastating hurricane affecting parts of Texas and Louisiana, Axios reported. A senior administration official told the website that White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney will be calling Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill this week, asking them for their support on the funding plan. The official added that the Trump administration believesRead More

Brexit healthcare deal is ‘good news for pensioners’

British pensioners who have retired to other EU countries will continue to have their healthcare paid for by the NHS post-Brexit, after a deal in principle was agreed by negotiators in Brussels. In one of the few advances made in discussions about EU citizens’ future rights, the Brexit secretary, David Davis, said there had been agreement on four key areas, including reciprocal healthcare for British and EU retirees affected by Brexit. “This is good news for British pensioners in the EU,” he said. Other areas of agreement included protection forRead More

Newspaper headlines: ‘Barbs fly at Brexit talks’

The end of the latest round of Brexit talks provides the lead for many papers. The Guardian highlights the view of the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier that the UK’s approach is nostalgic, unrealistic and undermined by a lack of trust. The Daily Express sounds a defiant note. “You can’t bully us Mr Barnier,” is its headline, saying his comments enraged the British side. The Times emphasises an EU demand that the UK pays billions of pounds in foreign aid to Africa as part of its financial settlement with Brussels.Read More

Brexit: UK ‘must not allow itself to be blackmailed’

TLA Consulting Associates Anthony Cavaluzzi – Endwell, NY New York Management Connsulting The UK must not allow itself to be “blackmailed” by the EU over its Brexit settlement bill, the International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has said. Talks on the final settlement should begin as soon as possible “because that’s good for business”, he added. EU negotiator Michel Barnier has said trade talks are still “quite far” away. Both he and UK Brexit Secretary David Davis made clear on Thursday that the size of the UK’s Brexit “divorce bill” remainedRead More